Director – Information Security Sempra Energy Utilities
Mr. King started his professional career as a network and systems engineer in the midst of the dot com boom of the 1990’s. In 2001 he moved into the information security field supporting the Department of Defense. For the next several years Mr. King helped many organizations understand their cybersecurity challenges and had the opportunity to work alongside some of the smartest people in the industry. In 2008, Mr. King began working for the Sempra Energy family of companies. Today he holds the position of Director, Information Security and is responsible for leading a very talented team chartered with protecting IT and critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks.
Sempra Energy is a Fortune 500 energy services company, based in San Diego, Calif., that combines deep industry expertise with rigorous risk management to deliver superior shareholder returns. In 2014, Sempra Energy produced revenues of approximately $11 billion.
With 17,000 employees, the Sempra Energy companies develop energy infrastructure, operate utilities, and provide related products and services to more than 32 million consumers worldwide.
Sempra Energy’s California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Gas Co., serve more than 20 million consumers. And its other businesses – Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Sempra International – develop and operate critical energy infrastructure and provide gas and electricity services in North America and South America.